Earlier this year, we heard that The Witcher 3 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It was later confirmed that the game would be coming on the 15th of October, However, according to a post on Reddit, it looks like Walmart could have accidentally released the game earlier than they were supposed to. That is a big oops.
According to the original poster who managed to pick up a copy at their local Walmart, they say, “Got mine at a Wal-Mart in the PAC NW today. $49.94. Was stocked on the bottom of the display case with overstock. The rep seemed surprised to see it. The receipt simply shows the game as ‘NSW GAME’. I’m not sure if that’s how Walmart tracks titles in their system, but it seemed rather bland.”
So does this mean that we can get our hands on the game at Walmart? We don’t know yet. An employee might have accidentally put it up for sale when they weren’t supposed to. Other stores could be a bit more careful with their releases, so this may be a one-off mistake.
The poster did share some initial impressions of the game and noted that it seems to run pretty smoothly in both handheld in docked mode, although there are some slight graphical downgrades apparently.